Life at MIT
The rigors of academic life are tempered by the many recreational and
cultural resources available at MIT. The MIT Athletic Centers provide
two swimming pools, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, indoor and outdoor
tracks, an indoor skating rink, weight lifting and exercise rooms, squash
courts, sailing pavilion, boat house, and 20 acres of playing fields.
Continual programs in the performing and visual arts are scheduled for
Kresge Auditorium, the List Visual Arts Center, Compton Gallery, and other
sites on campus. The cultural and recreational opportunities on campus
are complemented by numerous events in the Cambridge and Boston communities.
A veterinary degree from an AVMA accredited institution is a prerequisite for admission to the training program. Applicants must also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Applicants typically apply in the autumn for admission the following July 1st. Applications should be submitted via the Veterinary Internship & Matching Program (VIRMP). Go to this site http://www.virmp.org for the application guidelines and submission deadline.
Those who opt not to apply via VIRMP should submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts and three letters of recommendations to:
Dr. James G. Fox
Materials can be emailed to Dr. Fox with copies to Bruce Brown. Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic record, research and clinical experience, demonstrated interest in comparative medicine, letters of recommendation and personal interview.
Applicants can pursue an MS or PhD through the Department of Biological Engineering (http://web.mit.edu/be/index.htm, 617.253.5804) or the Interdepartmental Microbiology Graduate Program, (http://microbiology.mit.edu/, 617.234.0055)
Applicants must meet the admission requirements for both the Division of Comparative Medicine and the chosen academic program.